B-1, r. 11 - Regulation respecting the indemnity fund of the Barreau du Québec

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chapter B-1, r. 11
Regulation respecting the indemnity fund of the Barreau du Québec
BARREAU — INDEMNITY FUND
Act respecting the Barreau du Québec
(chapter B-1, s. 4).
B-1
Professional Code
(chapter C-26, s. 89.1).
C-26
March 20 2014
Replaced, O.C. 144-2014, 2014 G.O. 2, 571; eff. 2014-03-20; see chapter B-1, r. 11.1.
DIVISION I
GENERAL PROVISIONS
1.01. This Regulation is made under section 89.1 of the Professional Code (chapter  C-26).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 1.01.
1.02. The Interpretation Act (chapter I-16) applies to this Regulation.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 1.02.
DIVISION II
CONSTITUTION OF FUND
2.01. An indemnity fund, hereinafter referred to as “the Fund” is established under this Regulation.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 2.01.
2.02. The Fund shall consist of:
(a)  the sums already allocated for that purpose upon 28 July 1976;
(b)  sums allocated therefor by the General Council where required;
(c)  the annual assessment levied for such purposes and any additional assessment ordered by the General Council;
(d)  amounts recovered from an advocate in default under a subrogation or section 159 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26);
(e)  the growth of the assets of the Fund; and
(f)  sums of money that may be paid by an insurance company under a group insurance policy subscribed by the Bar for all its members.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 2.02; O.C. 2405-84, s. 1.
2.03. The Fund shall be maintained at a minimum amount of $250,000.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 2.03; O.C. 2405-84, s. 2.
2.04. The Fund shall be administered by the executive committee.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 2.04.
2.05. The sums of money constituting the Fund shall be invested by the executive committee as follows:
(a)  that portion of the sums which the executive committee anticipates using at call shall be deposited in a bank, trust company or a federation governed by the Act respecting financial services cooperatives (chapter C-67.3);
(b)  the other portion shall be invested in accordance with Division IV of the Act respecting the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (chapter C-2).
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 2.05.
DIVISION III
CLAIMS TO THE FUND
3.01. A claim to the Fund must:
(a)  be submitted in writing;
(b)  state the facts in support thereof;
(c)  indicate the amount claimed; and
(d)  be sworn to and filed with the executive director.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 3.01.
3.01.1. The executive director shall lay the claim before the executive committee at the first meeting following its filing.
O.C. 2405-84, s. 3.
3.01.2. A decision of a disciplinary council in which compensation is recommended constitutes a claim within the meaning of section 3.01 as long as an inquiry, pursuant to section 123 of the Professional Code (chapter C-26), has been requested of the syndic within the time prescribed by section 3.03.
O.C. 2405-84, s. 3.
3.02. Upon the request of the executive committee or of the person or committee designated to make an investigation, the claimant or advocate in question must:
(a)  furnish to the Bar all details and documents relative to the claim; and
(b)  submit all sworn or documentary testimonial evidence.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 3.02.
3.03. A claim submitted in accordance with section 3.01 must be filed in the course of the year during which the claimant becomes aware of the illegal use.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 3.03; O.C. 2405-84, s. 4.
DIVISION IV
INDEMNITY
4.01. The executive committee shall decide whether it is expedient to allow a claim in whole or in part and, where applicable, shall fix the indemnity. Its decision is final.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 4.01.
4.02. The executive committee may designate a person or a committee to hold an inquiry and to present a report to it concerning a claim.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 4.02.
4.03. The maximum indemnity payable out of the Fund is $250,000, for the total claims in respect of an advocate and $50,000 per claimant.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 4.03; O.C. 2405-84, s. 5.
4.04. Upon the recommendation of the executive committee, the General Council may pay an indemnity in excess of the amounts prescribed in section 4.03 under special circumstances justified by humanitarian considerations.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 4.04.
4.05. To receive an indemnity, the claimant must surrender to the Bar his rights in respect of the advocate in default up to the amount of the indemnity.
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6, s. 4.05.
REFERENCES
R.R.Q., 1981, c. B-1, r. 6
O.C. 2405-84, 1984 G.O. 2, 3965
S.Q. 1990, c. 52, s. 4
S.Q. 2008, c. 11, s. 212